It’s owned by the charity, not the rider. It has to be earned and it’s only entrusted to the rider. It means a lot to those who wear it, and those who keep them on the road.
Just now it means a lot more than that. It means a volunteer is leaving the relative safety of their home on a journey that is ‘absolutely necessary’ to help others.
We know it’s necessary because we’ve asked and our NHS has told us so. Like the transport of 6l of human milk to a NICU in N Wales yesterday.
You may see these on the road as riders report to, and go about their duties. But if you do see one ask yourself this question:
‘They need to be on the road, do I?’